As part of Elizabethtown College’s Center for Student Success, Learning Services strives to help students be academically successful.
Learning Services offers tutoring for writing specific courses, as well as assistance with study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. Tutoring provided by Learning Services is mostly through peer tutors.
Learning Services Director Lynne Davies explained how students can go about getting a tutor.
Students can email or they can call. Most students actually just walk in because we have a book where they can sign up, so they can request a tutor for a particular course that they’re taking.
Student tutors often find that assisting their peers helps them to sharpen their own skills. International student Paul Lecurieux-Lafayette explained how tutoring others has helped him in his own studies.
I can look at their approach of how they’re learning when I’m teaching them vocabulary or grammar, and it’s helping myself to study.
One of the students Paul tutors is Gillian Engelbrecht, a junior who’ll soon be studying abroad in France. She explained how working with Paul has helped her to prepare for the trip.
I think it’s prepared me because Paul’s been helping me practice talking about things that I would need to know in France, and he’s been sharing with me about France so that I’ll be better prepared when I’m there.
Over 250 peer tutors are registered to help with more than 200 Elizabethtown College courses. A list of current tutors is available in Learning Services.
Students can sign up for tutors in Learning Services or call the office at 717-361-1185. The service is free for full-time students and $7.75 an hour for part-time students.
Learning Services is located in rooms 226 to 239 of the Baugher Student Center.